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new zealand tourist:: Maritime history e.g. historic new zealand vessels and steam ships & maritime collections of art treasures. NZNMM merchandise and publications.

in the new zealand tourist Royal NZ Yacht new zealand tourist Squadron collection.

It is our intention to transfer the photograph collections into digital form and create a database of vessel photographs.


With an event at the New Zealand National Maritime Museum you are assured of a unique occasion that is plain sailing. To make it easier for you when planning your next event or function we have prepared this event guide.

We're here to help you and will work with you every step of the way to ensure your event is exactly what you aim to create. Our Functions Manager and our Caterers, Dawsons Catering Ltd, professionally manage all events at the Maritime. Our friendly and experienced event coordinator is your partner in creating asuccessful and memorable occasion.

Our commitment is to create masterful performances you can rely on every time.

We are so confident that you and your guests will be delighted we offer a written guarantee of satisfaction. We know how important it is to have everything go smoothly on the night and we make it all happen. Use our expertise and experience to avoid the many pitfalls in organising an event.

The Maritime Room and the Museum's new zealand tourist galleries are available for hire for:

Corporate Awards & Presentations
Cocktail Evenings
Dinners & Banquets
Mid Winter Christmas
Christmas/New Year functions
Moveable Banquets
Product Launches
Heritage Harbour Cruises
Themed Kiwiana
Trade Shows
Whatever you can think of!
Our Galleries provide a unique and special environment in which to entertain. Each gallery is individual in structure and theme and yet, for larger events, they flow in to one another seamlessly. We will help you select the gallery or galleries that best suit your needs.

We are pleased to operate in close association with the SEBEL hotel which is only 2 minutes walk from the Museum and which offers special accommodation options for those using the Museum's facilities.

Please click here to check out some sample options and menus but remember that we will work with you to meet your particular needs and these are examples only. We offer options for 3 to 300 guests!!


The NZNMM stocks a few current books and videos on maritime topics for sale at the Museum or new zealand tourist by mail order. Please click here for a current list. If you are planning a special trip to the museum to purchase a listed item please telephone first (09 373 0800 ext 812) as not every item may be in stock.

There are a number of excellent books published on NZ Maritime matters which are not readily available in ordinary bookshops or outside of the country. In order that information about this resource is not lost, we are pleased to